The flights a refugee family takes to fly to the United States are not free. Six months after they arrive, refugees will begin receiving bills for their travel expenses to the US. This is the International Organization for Migration (IOM) travel loan. By repaying this interest free loan, refugees learn how to manage their finances and build credit history.
If a family needs help paying their loan, advise them to email to their former caseworker. They can connect the family to assistance options.